Rainbow provided a detailed skill alignment for the core texts and ancillary components of HMH’s Into Reading ©2020, Grades 1–6.
Rainbow’s highly-qualified team of Subject Matter Experts carefully reviewed and analyzed over 12,000 resources, including reading and writing workshop teacher guides, anchor charts, projectable content, student texts, and printable worksheets to determine the essential skills covered within each.
These skill-based metadata tags created by Rainbow’s team enable teachers to quickly and accurately search and identify resources within the Into Reading program that can then be used for targeted skill instruction based on student assessment and performance.
I Read to Write ©2021 is designed to help students master the skills needed for close reading and responding to multiple sources on writing assessments.
Among other things, students learn to cite text evidence as they respond to multiple sources; to write across Science, Social Studies, and Math content areas; and to write within three text types: narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion.
Rainbow was responsible for developing, writing, editing, and/or reviewing all content for both the Student Editions and Teacher Editions, Grades 2–5.
Writing Workshop is a writing program designed to be used in connection with HMH’s Into Reading ©2020. The curriculum focuses on the writing process and emphasizes student ownership of writing with the use of mentor texts. Each grade includes a Teacher’s Guide, a Writer’s Notebook for student use, and a set of Display & Engage Projectable Screens for teachers to display during classroom instruction.
Rainbow developed content for the Teacher’s Guides (360 pages), Writer’s Notebooks (231 pages), and 237 Projectable Screens for Grades 1–2 to be used in connection with the Texas, Virginia, and National editions.
In addition, Rainbow provided copyediting services for Grades 3–5, reviewing more than 600 Teacher’s Guide pages, 355 Writer’s Notebook pages, and 446 Projectable Screens.
Read 180 Universal ©2016 is an intensive reading intervention program for Grades 4–12 that uses a flexible blended learning instructional approach for struggling readers. Based on the latest research in brain and cognitive functioning, Read 180 Universal includes support in reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. Rainbow developed content for anchor passages in the student application’s Reading Zone and numerous types of online, interactive activities in the Explore Zone, Language Zone, and Writing Zone.
Voices Literature & Writing ©2013 is a “supplemental, social-emotional-learning, and character-education” language arts program. Before writing began, Rainbow’s team of content experts developed planning charts, slotting all skills across the program. Then, working within the client’s proprietary authoring tool, Rainbow developed content for the following Grade K–6 components: Digital & Print Teacher Guides (6 TGs per grade), Teaching Masters, Digital Resources (IWB), and Writing Projects with Rubrics.
Rainbow developed content for the Grades K–1 Teacher Guides and Teaching Masters for Strategies for Writers ©2013. All editorial development was completed in Zaner-Bloser’s proprietary XML authoring tool. Rainbow also handled alignment and correlation of all content to the Common Core State Standards.
Rainbow developed the Grades 6–8 Student Editions, Teacher’s Editions, Skills Books, Daily Language Workouts, and Texas Assessment Preparation Books for Write Source ©2012. This program was designed to prepare students to master the writing process, key writing forms, Six Traits, grammar, usage, and mechanics.
All content development, including several rounds of page proof review passes, occurred in a digital workflow (WoodWing/SCEnt) utilizing Adobe InCopy and InDesign templates. Rainbow also handled the alignment and correlation to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for English Language Arts.
Rainbow developed the Big Book of Writing Models and Teacher Guides for Grades 1–2 of Write Direction ©2001. This program was designed to teach students the writing process through a combination of short-process and long-process lessons.